Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,
Greetings in Christ! We are getting excited about the opportunity to be in Buenos Aires. It is hard to believe that it is less than 5 months away! Wow, time flies when we are having fun. We are still working with Hawks for Christ and helping our students grow. We are working hard on exiting well and passing the torch on to whoever takes over.
One of the major components of our work in Buenos Aires will be working with small groups. We are currently reading the book Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, which discusses long term small group ministry. Although the book isn’t completely relevant for what we will be doing, it has provided great insight into the time we will spend there. (We will give a review in a couple of days…)
First, we hope to start a few English small groups throughout the week. There are currently two being run by Joel and Osvaldo, two of the missionaries. We hope to free them up from these tasks, as well as add another group or two to the mix. I hope to make them different for each level, and there will be parts focused on Bible study and other parts focused on practical situations. (Maybe doing a Bible study at the beginning, and then the practical towards the end; i.e. studying John, then role-playing going to a café, or buying a new outfit.) We also hope to create small-group times for our readers (and others) and have movie nights, game nights, etc.
We also plan on being a part of the Young Professionals small group through Caballito. We want to be intentional about investing ourselves in the lives of these individuals, and we think this is a great way to be involved. We hope to build good friendships with these young adults and spend time getting to know them. We also hope to play a role in leadership later on, when our Spanish is better.
Finally, Megan and I have a heart for men’s/women’s ministry. We both would like to have a part in ministering to men and women (respectively) in the congregation. Pray that God will make those opportunities known.
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer and your support. It is a blessing in our lives. God bless you!